Name: Abby Prohaska
School: Lakota West
Claim to Fame: Never settling for mediocrity and always challenging myself to be the hardest worker on the floor.
Bet you didn’t know: I’m an active member in Younglife.
Toughest opponent/why: Jazmine Massengill. She is a versatile player, athletic, and quick off the bounce.
Favorite book: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite TV show: Stranger Things
Favorite musical artist/song: Rise Up/Andra Day
Favorite pro athlete/why: Sue Bird — she works hard, is a great teammate, and understands what it takes to be the best.
Favorite smell: French vanilla
Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken Alfredo
Game-day rituals: I eat eggs, toast and a banana in the morning, and then I get a large Coke from McDonald’s’s before our walk-through.
Person who would play me in a movie/why: Jennifer Lawrence — she’s funny and enjoys making people smile
Words you live by: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5-6
Biggest influence/why: My younger siblings. They are constantly supporting me and challenging me to be a better person/player.
I am most annoyed by: People getting recognition without actually putting in the work.
I can’t live without: My friends and family
Most embarrassing moment: When I threw up on my field day in first grade.
In 10 years I’ll be: Playing professional basketball overseas.
Best thing about basketball: Making new friends and learning important life lessons.
Worst thing about basketball: Being sore the next day.
Vegetable I just won’t eat: Tomato
Favorite junk food: Frooties
Favorite school subject: English
Last video game I bought: FIFA 17
Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Coach Gray
Love to trade places for a day with: Kelsey Plum
When I’m bored, I like to: Go for a run or hang out with friends.
Worst habit: Needing to have the volume on my radio at an even number.
On your bedroom walls: One wall has quotes of encouragement from my friends and teammates. I ask them to sign it when they come over.
Talent I’d most like to have: The ability to freehand draw